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Bears rank in top 10 in multiple categories

The Bears enter their bye weekend ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in several team and individual categories. Here's how they stack up:

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Bears running back Jordan Howard rushes the ball against the Saints.

Offense

  • Fourth in the league in rushing yards (130.1)
  • Ninth in rushing yards per carry (4.3)
  • 10th in touchdown percentage in the red zone (57.1)

Defense

  • Eighth in total yards allowed (312.0)
  • Ninth in yards per play (5.0)
  • Tied for seventh in sacks (23)
  • Seventh in yards allowed on first down plays (4.7 yards)

Individual players

  • Running back Jordan Howard
*   Fourth in rushing yards (662)
*   Eighth in yards from scrimmage (740)
*   Sixth in first downs (38), having picked up 36 rushing and two receiving 

* Defensive end Akiem Hicks is tied for ninth in sacks (seven) * Punter Pat O'Donnell is seventh in gross punting average (48.2 yards)

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